Now, if you acquire an ox, a new source of energy, you can plow more.
The next year I did better still, for I spaded up all the land which I required, about a third of an acre, and I learned from the experience of both years, not being in the least awed by many celebrated works on husbandry, Arthur Young among the rest, that if one would live simply and eat only the crop which he raised, and raise no more than he ate, and not exchange it for an insufficient quantity of more luxurious and expensive things, he would need to cultivate only a few rods of ground, and that it would be cheaper to spade up that than to use oxen to plow it, and to select a fresh spot from time to time than to manure the old, and he could do all his necessary farm work as it were with his left hand at odd hours in the summer; and thus he would not be tied to an ox, or horse, or cow, or pig, as at present.
We plow them under so we can plant a garden and then spend half our time pulling them out of it so we can grow something to eat.
He's not a plow boy, and he will finish his schooling.
An iron plow comes three thousand years later in 500 BC, along with intensive row cultivation.
Along with bookworm and plow boy.
The house sits more than a mile off the snow plow route, so sometimes I'm snowed in for a week or so.
The chief thing in his eyes was not the nitrogen in the soil, nor the oxygen in the air, nor manures, nor special plows, but that most important agent by which nitrogen, oxygen, manure, and plow were made effective-- the peasant laborer.
Mow it down, plow it under and plant food that had to be tended.
I was obliged to hire a team and a man for the plowing, though I held the plow myself.